European Responses to Globalization and Financial Market Integration: Perceptions of Economic and Monetary Union in Britain, France and Germany
This book investigates the perceptions of political actors towards the creation of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in Europe. The research is largely based on personal interviews conducted with key informants in central banks, finance ministries, employers' organizations and trade unions in Britain, France and Germany. It examines why actors perceived EMU to serve or frustrate their interests. It concludes that actors favoured EMU for a variety of reasons. The book contributes to the literature of European integration and incorporates economic, political and historical facts.
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2 Economic and Political Theories of Integration
3 A History of European Monetary Integration
4 From the EMS to EMU
6 Perceptions of Economic and Monetary Integration
7 Comparing Actors Perceptions
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1992 interview accepted actors adjustment argued Bank of England Banque de France benefits Britain British budgetary deficits budgetary policies cent CFDT Chapter CNPF Commission Community convergence criteria coordination countries decided Delors Report domestic eclectic theory economic and monetary economic convergence economic growth economic policy economic policy-making economic union effects of EMU employers employment EMU plan EMU project Europe European Central Bank European integration European monetary favour fiscal policies fixed exchange rates French Finance Ministry German reunification harmonization institutions integration process intergovernmentalist Internal Market labour Maastricht Treaty Member monetary authorities monetary integration monetary policy monetary union national governments neo-functionalism neo-functionalist nomic organizations participating perceived perceptions of EMU policy areas political price stability question regional respondent role single currency social policies sovereignty spill-over stage of EMU stressed supranational tion trade unions Treasury TUC official Werner Report